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Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

The long awaited EV3 building and programming book by Laurens Valk is finally available!  It’s called “The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book” and it’s 370+ pages of awesomeness. Where to start?  The book has been printed in full colour, which is a massive improvement over his previous book and a real pleasure to read.  The colours are very bright and ... Read More »

RoboCup Junior @ NEMO

Last Saturday, Laurens and I were asked to give a LEGO Mindstorms NXT demo at the Dutch Robocup Junior championships.  We had our table setup on the second deck, right along the path to the actual arena. There were plenty of robots there but one in particular caught my eye.  It was the Talentenclub’s Talentenbot.  It was the only one ... Read More »

Come play with Laurens…

‘s robot! Yes, that’s right, you can reach out and play with Laurens’ Alpha Rex over the Big Interwebs!  He made a cool looking web interface for it and allows you check out what it’s doing via a webcam! I did something similar a while back but not nearly as cool looking as this!  Go check it out before it’s ... Read More »

New site: Robot Square

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Laurens Valk is proud to announce the birth of his new site: Robot Square.  Apart from a place where he intends to host designs and examples of some of the cool robots he’s made over the years and is working on now, it will also have tutorials and much more. Robot Square is a gathering (hence the Square) of robots ... Read More »

Fun with the AnyWays

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Last Thursday Laurens Valk came over to chat and play.  We thought it would be fun to try and do something with our AnyWays, Laurens had brought his with him.  We thought it would be fun to make one follow the other. We’d use the HT IR Ball as a “beacon” on one and the HT IR Seeker on the ... Read More »